We are happy to announce that two girls stood out as the best candidates in this year’s selection of students for the Fontes Foundation Scholarship Programme. Justine and Zarika are both orphans and live with their guardians in Katunguru. They both showed good academic performance and good attitudes. The donor of Zarika is the same as the donor of Luke Byamukama, whereas the donor of Justine is an individual from Norway. They will join Kichwamba High School in February 2010.
Luke has been supported through the Fontes Foundation scholarship programme since 2008. He is from the Katunguru village, and lost both parents. His guardian did not have money to send him to secondary school, so he kept changing schools until he dropped out and stayed for two years in the village. It was therefore a challenge to get back to studying when he went back to school in 2008. Luke has shown impressive determination and discipline with his studies, and he has now successfully graduated from A-level, which means the last two years of high school in Uganda. We would like to congratulate Luke on his graduation, and we would like to thank his donor from Switzerland for sponsoring him. Luke is now looking for a scholarship to study at Makerere University.